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Re: leaving my puppy

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 09, 2001 at 09:49:12

In Reply to: leaving my puppy
Posted by:  kasey flach
Posted on:  November 08, 2001 at 16:39:15

Question:

: on saturdays I work long hours is it okay to put my puppy in the kitchen and block it off with a gate until I get home.

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Hi Kasey,

It would be okay provided you puppy-proof the area AND arrange to have someone take the puppy out to relieve itself at some point during the day. A puppy cannot hold like an adult dog and if you leave it alone for long periods of time without it being able to go potty, you are setting this dog up for failure in the housebreaking department. Every time a dog has an accident it means several steps backwards in the goal of housebreaking.

Regards,
Marie